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Month: August 2022

Bomet Governor promises to improve ease of Agriculture

The Governor of Bomet, Hillary Barchok has taken office for his second term and his first actions are within to fight poverty and turning around…

Black soldier fly comes to the rescue of fish farmer

BY AGNES KINYUA an ABDP Fisheries Officer Sywan Urban Aquaculture Centre in Nyeri County was established in March 2018 for intensive and integrated aquaculture with…

Coffee sector in Kirinyaga puts hopes in new government

Coffee farmers in Kirinyaga are hopeful that the new government will help save their sector. Farmers from the area believe that coffee farming is highly…

Strategy to boost African trade unveiled

By Bernadette Murgor Kenyan farmers and agribusiness stakeholders across the value chain can now to take advantage of the trial phase of a continental market….

iProcure secures $10.2M funding

Data-driven agriculture input supply company iProcure has secured $10.2million series B funding. A diverse group of international investors led by Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) were responsible…

An innovative initiative to transform African agriculture

The African Agricultural Transformation Initiative is set to enable successful execution of strategic agricultural interventions As the current crises and disruption in food networks lay…

Sh100m Fish Farming project

Fish farming in Nyanza and Eastern parts of Kenya just received a huge boost through a Sh100m pilot project. Lattice Aquaculture are behind the project with…

Turmeric the golden spice of life

It is said to aid in healing wounds, cuts and burns due to its natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties; it boosts the immune system and…

Poultry farming boost in Kisumu county

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Kenya is working in partnership with the County of Kisumu to promote poultry farming. The main aim is to improve agricultural production as…

Plans for maize flour subsidy

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya promised to conduct an audit of millers contracted to provide subsidized maize. On Wednesday, a day after the general election, CS…

Agriculture sector celebrates 63m€ from AfDB

In the middle of last month Kenya confirmed the approval of a 63 million Euro loan from the Africa Development Bank. The loan will work…

Agriculture sector during election period

As the entire nation watches one of the most important weeks unfold, farmers hope for much needed change. The general election in Kenya allows for…

Calf feeding, housing and hygiene

Feeding calves below six months with silage causes them to have “distended stomachs, which in the long run adversely affects their growth, Calves should be…

Crop grafting; the future of increased yield?

Farmers over decades have embraced grafting as a way to blend plant varieties. Essentially grafting takes the makeup of two crops, places them together in…

Enhancing the ability of your soil to hold water

Soil health, quality and water holding capacity is a critical factor in building a productive and resource-efficient farm. Enhancing your soil water holding capacity, increases…